John Birch Society

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For the John Birch Society and similar groups, the phrase "New World Order" used by the Bush Administration is proof of their assertion that a long-standing conspiracy promoting "One World Government" and collectivist society controls all major world governments. They point to the Masonic emblems and slogans on the back of the U.S. one dollar bill as evidence.

The Birch Society is highly critical of mass democratic movements for social change, including those that seek equality for women, gay men and lesbians, Blacks, Hispanics, and recent immigrants from Asia and Central America. The Birchers believe most world governments are controlled by a handful of conspirators they dub "The Insiders."

The JBS has in recent years tried to avoid anti-Jewish or racist rhetoric, instead basing its theories on the belief that all major world powers, including the U.S. and the Soviet Union, are controlled by a covert group of "Insiders," such as members of the Trilateral Commission, the Bilderberg banking conference, or the Council on Foreign Relations.

The Blue Book of the John Birch Society has been given to each new member since Belmont, Massachusetts candy maker Robert Welch founded the group at an Indianapolis meeting of twelve "patriotic and public-spirited" men in 1958. According to the Blue Book, both the U.S. and Soviet governments are controlled by the same conspiratorial international cabal of bankers, corrupt politicians and other evil-doers. In recent years the Society has dubbed them the "Insiders." In Birch theory, communism is merely one scam used by the Insiders to control the world.

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